Sunday, July 29, 2012

Phoebe E. Burgess/Eunice Boyd

Mrs. Phoebe E. Burgess was born December 13th, 1847, in Lawrence [Laurens] county, South Carolina. She was moved to Arkansas by her parents, L. and Eunice Boyd. She professed faith in Christ and joined the Baptist church at the age of 15, of which she was a consistent member until her death, January 6th, 1886.
Mrs. Eunice Boyd, the mother of Sister Burgess was born in Newburgh[Newberry] county, South Carolina, February 24th, 1824. She professed religion and joined the Presbyterian church in 1862, afterwards moved to Pope county and joined the church at Hopewell, where she was a member until her death January 20th, 1886. They were both faithful members of the church, loving wives and devoted mothers. They both expressed themselves ready and willing to depart and be at rest. They both left husband and children and a large circle of friends to mourn their loss.
T.W. Branscome
W.L. Sproles     { Com.
A. Shackleford

Arkansas Evangel, Little Rock, Arkansas
April 8, 1886, page 3, col. 2

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